Proverbs 3:2-4, 13-18 - Blessed are those who find wisdom,for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.Apparently if we are this "precious gem", we will have wisdom, understanding and because of this, we will be pleasant and our lives will show the blessing of living as a person who has peace. Think about it; if we live in a way which shows wisdom and understanding, why wouldn't we also be pleasant and peaceful people? And why wouldn't it be a blessing and a valuable part to any family to have wise, understanding, pleasant and peaceful people in their family!
There's more; look at these verses . . .
Colossians 4:2-6 -While these verses are talking about showing grace to those who do not know Jesus, they apply to us and how we treat the family we have been blessed with by God. We need to be people who are devoted to prayer, watchful, thankful, wise in how we act to others and who uses words which show grace to everyone.
Let's look at one more passage . . .
Galatians 5:13b, 14, 22-26 -We are a "precious gem" to our family when we care about serving others humbly and with love and when we show the Fruit of the Spirit rather than thinking just about ourselves and the things we want.
So, what kind of grandma (grandpa) are you? What do you do to live in a way which makes you a "precious gem" to your family? I think it boils down to being wise, committed to prayer, loving our family with our all, showing grace and living by the Fruit of the Spirit; and when we live in this way, we will of course be a very "precious gem" to our families!
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